Erik Ironmaker

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Erik Ironmaker
Alias Erik the Just
Erik Anvil-Breaker
Title Lord Steward of the Iron Islands
Castellan of Pyke
Allegiance House Ironmaker
House Greyjoy
Culture Ironborn
Born In 211 AC or 212 AC[1]
Spouse Asha Greyjoy
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Erik Ironmaker, known as Erik the Just and Erik Anvil-Breaker, is an ironborn raider and is the elderly head of House Ironmaker.[2]


Erik weighs around twenty stone and is eighty-eight years old. He has white hair and his long, massive beard is white too. He has to be carried about in a chair. His weapon of choice is a monstrous hammer.[3]


Erik claims to have sailed with Lord Dagon Greyjoy.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Erik puts himself forth at the kingsmoot, where his champions are his grandsons, Urek, Thormor, and Dagon. He speaks of his many battles, and of justice meted out by smashing thieves' hands with his hammer, and equates his age with wisdom and size with strength. His gifts are of silver, bronze and steel. His speech gathers some support but Asha Greyjoy demands that he stand up, which he cannot do. After that, his support crumbles and his claim is soon dismissed. Later, after Euron Greyjoy's speech, Aeron Greyjoy sees him shouting his support for Euron.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

It is revealed that Euron arranged a marriage with Erik and his niece Asha Greyjoy. Since Asha fled Old Wyk a seal was used to stand in her place for the ceremony. In Euron's absence while at war, Erik is currently ruling as Lord Steward of the Iron Islands and castellan of Pyke.[5] Asha has no desire to return to her new husband.

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